Higgins Architects

Phoenix Home and Garden
January 2002

This house is built in the Paradise Valley Farms area, a rural enclave of two acre lots in the heart of Scottsdale. This home was the first one to be rebuilt and the intimate scale of the home addressed the context of 1960 ranch style homes originally found in this neighborhood. The house has a comfortable, historically correct scale to it and is articulated with restrained detail to evoke the best of what Spanish Colonial design is all about. I was asked to speak at the Robb and Stuckey showroom on Spanish Colonial design as a follow up on this article. Dubbed the house of a hundred arches the arcades that protect the home from the harsh phoenix sun were inspired from the Royal Palms Hotel that the owner loves so much.

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